Quaking and Shaking in Quebec

Well, we had Brazil, now it’s Quebec? How strange…

This map of the USA includes the Quebec quake on it. Very odd looking map!

25 June 2010 USA Quake Map

25 June 2010 USA Quake Map

Not only do we have a nice one in Quebec, but there are a couple of ‘tiny ones’ down below along the Mississippi and nearby. Then there is a 4.2 just over the Mexican border near Baja. And the line from Utah up to Wyoming is active. And we have Alaska just quivering all over. Even the islands are busy.

Here is a ‘fault map’ for Utah, for folks wondering about that line of quakes:

Utah Fault Map

Utah Fault Map

You can click on other states for their fault line maps at this link:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/qfaults/usmap.php

Not all states are mapped as not all are interesting enough to the USGS… and no, no Quebec map either ( guess the folks at the USGS realize Canada is not part of the USA :-)

Here is a live version of the same chart for comparison:

Live USA Quake Map

Live USA Quake Map

Quebec

North America Quake Map

North America Centric Quake Map

Original Image with Clickable Details

Chile Had Another 5.0

Here is a South America centric view:

South America Centric Quake Map

South America Centric Quake Map

Original Image with Clickable Details

OK, so you can keep tabs on what’s going on, here are the two polar hemisphere views

Both Hemispheres

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

A view of Earthquakes from the South Pole

Original Image with Clickable Details

North Polar Earthquake Map

North Polar Earthquake Map

Original Image with Clickable Details

If you click the links to the originals you can not only ‘click through’ to any given area or quake, but by clicking on the little blue diamonds you can rotate the globe to different points of view. It’s kind of fun…

The Whole World View

Current quake map

Current quake map

Original Image, with captions and description. The original is interactive with clickable regions for ‘close ups’.

Australia and Indonesia

How about a look at that Near Australia edge of the Ring of Fire? “What’s happened lately” where those pesky Indonesian volcanos sporadically cause a little ice age?

Australia Region Quake Map

Australia Region Quake Map

Original Image, with captions and description. The original is interactive with clickable regions for ‘close ups’.

North America Map

Simply because it’s where one side of the Ring of Fire goes.

Current quake map in North America

Current quake map in North America

Original Image, with captions and description. The original is interactive with clickable regions for ‘close ups’.

California Map

Action Closer to Me

As I live in California, it makes it easier for me if I keep them in the list where I can see what’s shaking near me. Turns out right now it’s still Baja.

Current quake map in California

Current quake map in California

Original Image, with captions and description. The original is interactive with clickable regions for ‘close ups’.

Looks like a little more fresh action in Baja.

Mammoth Lakes / Long Valley Volcano

Because I want to know if it starts to blow it’s top…

Mammoth Mountain - Long Valley Super Volcano

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7 Responses to Quaking and Shaking in Quebec

  1. Ursus says:

    Hi Chief,
    I was ~30 miles from the Quebec epicenter in an office tower – scary!!
    I know, you have worse everyday on the west coast, but yikes, that shook me up.

  2. E.M.Smith says:

    Magnitude 6.2 – OAXACA, MEXICO
    2010 June 30 07:22:28 UTC

    Magnitude 6.2
    Date-Time
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 07:22:28 UTC
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 02:22:28 AM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 16.527°N, 97.760°W
    Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program
    Region OAXACA, MEXICO
    Distances
    125 km (80 miles) WSW of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
    145 km (90 miles) S of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
    160 km (100 miles) NW of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico
    355 km (220 miles) SSE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 4.6 km (2.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters
    NST=268, Nph=268, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.86 sec, Gp=155°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source
    USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID
    us2010yday

    And then, up near Anthony Watts:

    Magnitude 3.3 – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    2010 July 01 00:29:47 UTC

    Magnitude 3.3
    Date-Time
    Thursday, July 01, 2010 at 00:29:47 UTC
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 05:29:47 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 39.765°N, 122.093°W
    Depth 18 km (11.2 miles)
    Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Distances
    7 km (4 miles) WNW (291°) from Hamilton City, CA
    9 km (5 miles) ENE (77°) from Orland, CA
    19 km (12 miles) SSE (157°) from Corning, CA
    22 km (14 miles) W (277°) from Chico, CA
    145 km (90 miles) NNW (338°) from Sacramento, CA
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 1.2 km (0.7 miles)
    Parameters
    Nph= 93, Dmin=22 km, Rmss=0.72 sec, Gp= 22°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=4
    Source
    California Integrated Seismic Net:
    USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR
    Event ID
    nc71417885

    Yeah, not a very big quake, but a strange place to have one. I grew up near there and remember exactly ONE that you could feel in a few decades…

    Besides, with Anthony out of the country some one needs to let him know his home is rocking and rolling ;-)

    AND

    FIJI is getting rumbly again…

    Magnitude 6.3 – SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
    2010 June 30 04:30:59 UTC

    Magnitude 6.3
    Date-Time
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 04:30:59 UTC
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 04:30:59 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 23.200°S, 179.165°E
    Depth 536.3 km (333.3 miles)
    Region SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
    Distances
    360 km (220 miles) SW of Ndoi Island, Fiji
    500 km (310 miles) ESE of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji
    565 km (350 miles) S of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji
    1575 km (980 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 8.2 km (5.1 miles); depth +/- 14.2 km (8.8 miles)
    Parameters
    NST=151, Nph=151, Dmin=615.6 km, Rmss=0.84 sec, Gp= 65°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
    Source
    USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID
    us2010ydan

    Maybe they were feeling left out after Yet Another Shaker in the Solomons?

    Magnitude 6.7 – SOLOMON ISLANDS
    2010 June 26 05:30:19 UTC

    Magnitude 6.7
    Date-Time
    Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 05:30:19 UTC
    Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 04:30:19 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 10.636°S, 161.443°E
    Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
    Region SOLOMON ISLANDS
    Distances
    55 km (35 miles) WSW of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Isl.

    AND Papua New Guinea

    Magnitude 6.1 – NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    2010 June 24 05:32:28 UTC

    Magnitude 6.1
    Date-Time
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 05:32:28 UTC
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 03:32:28 PM at epicenter
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 5.531°S, 151.157°E
    Depth 42 km (26.1 miles) set by location program
    Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    Distances
    110 km (70 miles) E of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
    185 km (115 miles) SW of Rabaul, New Britain, PNG
    615 km (385 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
    2430 km (1510 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 4.3 km (2.7 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters
    NST=269, Nph=269, Dmin=615.2 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 18°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source
    USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID
    us2010xxam
    210 km (130 miles) SE of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
    220 km (140 miles) SSE of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands
    2070 km (1280 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters
    NST=302, Nph=302, Dmin=211.2 km, Rmss=1.14 sec, Gp= 18°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
    Source
    USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID
    us2010xzal

    There just looks like a whole lot of “stuff” going on here (and I’ve left out all the 5 ish sized things…)

  3. Hugo M says:

    I observe that these allegdly global quakemaps aren’t really global when it comes to completness. The USGS maps generally neglect Europe, Africa and Antarctica, while the Potsdam Institute (here http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/geofon//seismon/globmon.html ) is incomplete both for North America and Africa at least. There seem to be not so much international collaboration. Additionally, sensor networks seem to be quite unevenly distributed and stretched very thin at least in Afrika, so they probably miss most of the smaller quakes. Do you know about a truly global quake database?

  4. Hugo M says:

    Seems like my comment regarding the incompletness of national quake databases had hit the filter due to an external link.

    REPLY: [ Nope. Just me being slow on the moderation queue. I had managed to put a disk out of place in my back (darned shovel!) and was being kept flat for a while. I’m doing better now… -E.M.Smith]

  5. E.M.Smith says:

    Hmmph. The rest of the world goes quiet for the Fourth of July, and Japan pops a big one:

    Magnitude 6.4 – NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    2010 July 04 21:55:51 UTC

    Magnitude 6.4
    Date-Time
    * Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 21:55:51 UTC
    * Monday, July 05, 2010 at 06:55:51 AM at epicenter

    Location 39.705°N, 142.523°E
    Depth 23.7 km (14.7 miles)
    Region NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    Distances 120 km (75 miles) E of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
    125 km (80 miles) SE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
    195 km (120 miles) SE of Aomori, Honshu, Japan
    510 km (315 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.7 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
    Parameters NST=365, Nph=369, Dmin=262.7 km, Rmss=0.92 sec, Gp= 36°,
    M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=6
    Source

    * USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

    Event ID us2010yhbp

  6. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, this is interesting. A 5.4 in So.Cal and a 5.3 quake in Alaska. And I’m feeling the floaty boaty feeling…

    So both ends of the west coast Pacific Plate have stress being relieved and the middle is still being stuck.

    Magnitude 5.4 – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    2010 July 07 23:53:33 UTC

    Details
    Summary
    Maps
    Scientific & Technical
    Tsunami
    Additional Info
    Earthquake Details

    This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude
    5.4
    Date-Time
    Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 23:53:33 UTC
    Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 04:53:33 PM at epicenter
    Location
    33.420°N, 116.489°W
    Depth
    14 km (8.7 miles)
    Region
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Distances
    22 km (14 miles) NNW (331°) from Borrego Springs, CA
    23 km (14 miles) SE (131°) from Anza, CA
    32 km (20 miles) NE (51°) from Lake Henshaw, CA
    41 km (25 miles) SW (216°) from Indio, CA
    45 km (28 miles) S (175°) from Palm Springs, CA
    94 km (58 miles) NE (40°) from San Diego, CA
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles)
    Parameters
    Nph=144, Dmin=10 km, Rmss=0.27 sec, Gp= 18°,
    M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
    Source
    California Integrated Seismic Net:
    USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR
    Event ID
    ci10736069

    Alaska:

    Magnitude 5.3 – SOUTHERN ALASKA
    2010 July 08 03:15:48 UTC

    Details
    Maps
    Scientific & Technical
    Tsunami
    Earthquake Details

    This is a computer-generated message — this event has not yet been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude
    5.3
    Date-Time
    Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 03:15:48 UTC
    Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 07:15:48 PM at epicenter
    Location
    61.853°N, 150.485°W
    Depth
    0.3 km (~0.2 mile) set by location program
    Region
    SOUTHERN ALASKA
    Distances
    55 km (35 miles) SSW of Talkeetna, Alaska
    80 km (50 miles) NNW of Anchorage, Alaska
    80 km (50 miles) WNW of Palmer, Alaska
    975 km (610 miles) WNW of JUNEAU, Alaska
    Location Uncertainty
    horizontal +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters
    NST=108, Nph= 96, Dmin=45.3 km, Rmss=0.99 sec, Gp= 29°,
    M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1
    Source
    Alaska Earthquake Information Center
    Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Event ID
    ak10059234

  7. E.M.Smith says:

    And suddenly it got ominously quiet…

    Seriously. No red while I’m looking at this and much more yellow to blue ratio than other days. Nothing happening at Mammoth.

    Erie…

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